About Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is one of the popular actresses of the generation. She is a model turned actress and has won the hearts of millions of audiences with her performances. She is an Academy Award winner and is the owner of multiple Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Academy Award nominations. She is the only Spanish actress to reach this milestone in the entertainment industry.

Quick Infos
Full NamePenelope Cruz Sanchez
Date of Birth28th April of 1974
Birth PlaceAlcobendas of Madrid in Spain
Parent(s)Eduardo Cruz and Encarna Sanchez
Partner(s)Javier Bardem
Net Worth60 million dollars

Early life

Penelope Cruz was born on 28th April of 1974 in a city called Alcobendas of Madrid in Spain. Her full name is Penelope Cruz Sanchez, and she is the daughter of a retailer and car mechanic, Eduardo Cruz, and personal manager, and a hairdresser, Encarna Sanchez. She grew up with Monica, an actress, fashion designer, and dancer, a brother named Eduardo, a singer, and Salma, a half-sister in Alcobendas.

Cruz was into ballet dancing since her early days. She aimed at becoming a professional ballet dancer and trained in Spain’s National Conservatory for 9 years. After that, she trained in Spanish ballet for 3 years and joined Cristina Rota’s school, where she spent training in theatres for 4 years. She started taking an interest in acting after watching the film Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!.

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Penelope Cruz made her film debut in 1992 from the movie Jamon, Jamon, where she portrayed Silvia’s character. She received her first Goya Award nomination for her performance in her first year. Since then, she played numerous main roles in other Spanish and Italian films like For Love, Jamon, The Rebel, Alegre non-troppoppo, Entre Rojas, La Celestina, Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health, The Girl of Your Dreams, for which she earned her first Goya Award for Best Actress in 1998.

In 2006, she was showered with more than 20 nominations after her performance in the Spanish comedy film Volver where she starred as Raimunda. In 2008, she earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, including BAFTA, ALMA, and numerous other awards and nominations after her role as Maria Elena in the romantic comedy film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Since then, she started making breakthroughs from the films Broken Embraces, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean, To Rome with Love, and various other films. As of 2020, she works for 2 films, namely The 355, where she will be appearing as Graciela and in the Official Competition as Lola Cuevas.

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Penelope Cruz made her television debut in 1991 from the tv series Serie rose, where she made her appearance as Javotte in an episode called “Elle et Lui.” Following the year in 1992, she played a small role in the tv series Framed as Lola Del Moreno appearing in 3 episodes of the series.

In 2018, she made her breakthrough in her television career by playing the main role in the FX true crime tv series called The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. In the series, she portrayed the character of Donatella Versace, and her performance earned her Critics’ Choice Television Award, Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.


Personal life

Penelope Cruz is a married woman and a mother of 2 children, Luna and Leo Encinas Cruz. She is committed to Spanish actor Javier Bardem. She had relationships with famous stars like Tom cruise for 3 years, Orlando Bloom, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, and Josh Hartnett. She was also once caught on rumor with Johnny Depp in 2002.

Cruz is active on Instagram, having over 5.5 million followers and over 17.8 thousand followers on Twitter. She has opened her own business with her sister by opening jewelry and handbag shops and a Madrid clothing store.

Penelope Cruz is a social activist. She is actively involved in various charity programs and has made numerous donations. She has made donations to a Catholic church, Mother Teresa, and has been actively volunteering for its different campaigns. She has traveled to India, Uganda, and Nepal, supporting the homeless, Leprosy clinic, and eradicating the HIV/AIDS virus. Her field of work doesn’t focus only on a single thing. She has been part of various awareness campaigns, including red lights, is, and anti-fur campaigns.

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Physical statistics & others

Penelope Cruz is 46 years old, and she is as beautiful and successful as ever. She has a height of 5 feet and 6 inches with a bodyweight of about 62 kg. She has a slim buxom body figure with measurements of 35-27-35 inches. As a former ballet dancer, she possesses a flexible body. She has Jackie Keller as her personal trainer. She is regular at exercises and has a healthy balanced diet to maintain her beautiful body weight and figure.

Cruz belongs to Hispanic ethnicity, and her nationality is Spanish. She has dark brown hair and eye of the same color. Her sexual orientation is straight, and she has Taurus as her sun sign.


Net worth

As of 2020, Penelope Cruz’s net worth is estimated to be 60 million dollars approximately. We cannot expect any less from an Academy Awards winning actress. Thanks to her outstanding acting performances and varieties of roles, it is all thanks to her to achieve such success in the entertainment industry. She has also endorsed brands like Loreal, Mango, and Ralph Lauren and has been on the cover page of numerous fashion magazines as she is also a successful model. As the face of Loreal, she earns about 2 million dollars every year.